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Historical Dictionary of Chinese Foreign Affairs

by Lawrence R. Sullivan & Robert L. Paarlberg Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 18, 2018)

In an act of totally unnecessary and wanton destruction, British forces in China during the Second Opium War (1856-1860) looted and destroyed much of the Old Imperial Summer Palace (Yuanmingyuan) including three...


Historical Dictionary of Unitarian Universalism

by Mark W. Harris Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 24, 2018)

The Unitarian Universalist religious movement is small in numbers, but has a long history as a radical, reforming movement within Protestantism, coupled with a larger, liberal social witness to the world. Both...


Historical Dictionary of Chad

by Mario J. Azevedo & Samuel Decalo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

Having achieved its independence from France in 1960, Chad has run into a serious crises of national building, which have continued to haunt it to the present day, making it one of the poorest and most politically...


Historical Dictionary of Belarus

by Grigory Ioffe & Vitali Silitski Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

Belarus is one of fifteen successor states of the former Soviet Union. It’s the only post-Soviet state that is in full of control of its territory and has no territorial conflicts with its neighbors. It’s...


Epic Fails

by Salvador Jimenez Murguia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 15, 2018)

Many of the most successful innovations—from the light bulb to the Internet—have often resulted from ingenuity, ambition, and dedication. Such achievements have changed lives for the better. Yet for every...


Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan

by Kamoludin Abdullaev Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 10, 2018)

Tajikistan is the poorest and only Persian-speaking country among the post-Soviet independent states. Historically, the Tajiks of Central Asia and Afghanistan along with the Persians of modern Iran came from...


Historical Dictionary of Medieval Philosophy and Theology

by Stephen F. Brown & Juan Carlos Flores Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 15, 2018)

This second edition concentrates on various philosophers and theologians from the medieval Arabian, Jewish, and Christian worlds. It principally centers on authors such as Abumashar, Saadiah Gaon and Alcuin...


Historical Dictionary of Botswana

by Barry Morton & Jeff Ramsay Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 13, 2018)

The death of Botswana’s last founding father, Sir Ketumile Quett Masire, in June 2017, marked the end of an era. Since the release of the Fourth Edition of Historical Dictionary of Botswana in 2008, Botswana...


A Research Guide to Psychology

by Deborah Dolan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 08, 2018)

  • Definition and deep background sources
  • Specialized dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks
  • Current research - Journal Articles and Annual Reviews
  • Tests and Measures
  • Bibliographies
  • U.S. Government Resources
  • Biographical...

  • Canada 2018-2019

    by Wayne C. Thompson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 07, 2018)

    This is an annually updated presentation of Canada past and present continues to provide the reader an in-depth look at the country’s culture, geography, people, economy, politics and future. The combination...


    Encyclopedia of Christianity in the Global South

    by Mark A. Lamport, Katalina Tahaafe-Williams, Philip Jenkins & Fenggang Yang et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 31, 2018)

    Christianity has transformed many times in its 2,000-year history, from its roots in the Middle East to its presence around the world today. From the mid-twentieth century onward the presence of Christianity...


    The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows

    by David Perlmutter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 04, 2018)

    Once consigned almost exclusively to Saturday morning fare for young viewers, television animation has evolved over the last several decades as a programming form to be reckoned with. While many animated shows...


    Historical Dictionary of the Hittites

    by Charles Burney Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 17, 2018)

    The Hittites created one of the great civilizations of the ancient world, although it remained almost unknown until excavations in the early 20th century revealed the extent and importance of its culture. For...


    Historical Dictionary of Medical Ethics

    by Laurence B. McCullough Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 11, 2018)

    Medical ethics is the disciplined study of medical morality, with two goals: critically appraising current medical morality and identifying how it should be improved. Medical morality has three components. Physicians,...


    Historical Dictionary of the Barack Obama Administration

    by Michael J. Pomante Ii & Scot Schraufnagel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 06, 2018)

    Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the United States. In a country with a rich history of racial animosities, Obama represents a notable deviation in the trajectory of America’s presidential...


    Historical Dictionary of Trinidad and Tobago

    by Rita Pemberton, Debbie McCollin, Gelien Matthews & Michael Toussaint Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 19, 2018)

    As separate entities and later a unified state, the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago boast very unique histories. Initially claimed by the Spanish in 1498, these territories were affected by the imperialist...


    Dictionary of Public International Law

    by Curtis F. J. Doebbler Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 15, 2018)

    Significant use has been made of the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice because it is the principle judicial organ of the world's most universal international organization, the United Nations....


    Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture

    by Lilian H. Zirpolo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 13, 2018)

    The baroque period deals with the art created roughly between the end of the 16th and the early years of the 18th centuries. The masters of the era include Caravaggio, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Rembrandt, Vermeer,...


    Historical Dictionary of Ancient South America

    by Martin Giesso Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 12, 2018)

    South America is a vast, relatively isolated, landmass that includes 12 independent countries and one region (Guyane Française) with diverse ethnic groups speaking hundreds of different languages and dialects,...


    The Psychology Student Writer's Manual and Reader's Guide

    by Jill M. Scott, Gregory M. Scott & Stephen M. Garrison Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 02, 2018)

    The Psychology Student Writer's Manual 3/E is a practical guide to research, reading, and writing in the discipline.

    Ideal as either a companion or stand-alone text for any psychology course that requires students...


    Historical Dictionary of Angola

    by W. Martin James Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 01, 2018)

    Angola, slowly recovering from a twenty-seven year civil war, is becoming a regional super-power in southern Africa. This rise can be attributed to oil, diamonds, a battle-tested armed forces and a political...


    Historical Dictionary of Slovenia

    by Leopoldina Plut-Pregelj, Gregor Kranjc, Žarko Lazarević & Carole Rogel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 22, 2018)

    The expanded third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Slovenia covers personalities and events that have made a mark on Slovenia in the more than a decade since the last edition. This includes new entries...


    Historical Dictionary of the Kurds

    by Michael M. Gunter Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2018)

    The failed states of Iraq and Syria plus the rise and fall of ISIS have helped lead to near Kurdish statehood in Iraq (the KRG) and Kurdish autonomy in Syria (Rojava). In Turkey too—as illustrated by its negotiations...


    Historical Dictionary of Guatemala

    by Michael F. Fry Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 15, 2018)

    Guatemala holds a dual image. For more than a century, travel writers, explorers, and movie producers have painted the country as an exotic place, a land of tropical forests and the home of the ancient and living...


    Operas in German

    by Margaret Ross Griffel Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2018)

    With nearly three thousand new entries, the revised edition of Operas in German: A Dictionary is the most current encyclopedic treatment of operas written specifically to a German text from the seventeenth century...


    Historical Dictionary of Spain

    by Angel Smith Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 29, 2017)

    Since Spain’s transition to democracy there has been rapid economic modernization, the establishment of a functioning liberal democracy, and a cultural renaissance. One area in which ordinary Spaniards have...


    Historical Dictionary of the United Nations

    by Jacques Fomerand Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 29, 2017)

    At a time of profound transformations in international relations, the second edition of Historical Dictionary of the United Nations maps out the continuing and deepening role and relevance of the United Nations...


    Historical Dictionary of Gabon

    by Douglas A. Yates Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 28, 2017)

    This new fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Gabon brings up to date the political affairs of the country, since the accession to power of Ali Bongo, eldest son of Omar Bongo, the former president-for-life,...


    Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

    by Karina Aveyard, Albert Moran & Errol Vieth Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 26, 2017)

    Filmmakers have honed their skills and many have achieved critical and popular success at home and abroad, as have actors and other crew. American filmmakers and companies have found it cheaper to make films...


    Historical Dictionary of Azerbaijan

    by Zaur Gasimov Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 20, 2017)

    Azerbaijan, a souverain republic as broad as Austria and located on the Caspian Sea’s western shore and sharing common borders with Russian Federation, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey and Iran. Having enjoyed a short-lived...


    Historical Dictionary of Malaysia

    by Ooi Keat Gin Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 18, 2017)

    Malaysia is one of the most intriguing countries in Asia in many respects. It consists of several distinct areas, not only geographically but ethnically as well; along with Malays and related groups, the country...


    The World Almanac of Islamism 2017

    by American Foreign Policy Council Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 18, 2017)

    Now in its third edition, The World Almanac of Islamism is the first comprehensive reference work to detail the current activities of radical Islamist movements worldwide. The contributions, written by subject...


    Historical Dictionary of Venezuela

    by Tomás Straka, Guillermo Guzmán Mirabal & Alejandro E. Cáceres Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 06, 2017)

    Venezuela is the seventh largest oil producer and holder of the largest proven reserves in the world. It’s also a country full of problems, as evidenced by having the biggest inflation rates and, by some estimates...


    Historical Dictionary of American Theater

    by James Fisher & Felicia Hardison Londré Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 22, 2017)

    This book covers the history of theater as well as the literature of America from 1880-1930. The years covered by this volume features the rise of the popular stage in America from the years following the end...


    Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema

    by Peter Hutchings Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 22, 2017)

    Horror is one of the most enduring and controversial of all cinematic genres. Horror films range from subtle and poetic to graphic and gory, but what links them together is their ability to frighten, disturb,...


    Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Economy

    by Lawrence R. Sullivan & Paul Curcio Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 08, 2017)

    The Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Economy covers the world’s second largest macro economy. Extensive attention throughout the volume is given to the historical development of the Chinese economy since...


    The Religion and Theology Student Writer's Manual and Reader's Guide

    by Joel Hopko, Gregory M. Scott & Stephen M. Garrison Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 02, 2017)

    The Religion Student Writer’s Manual and Reader’s Guide, is a set of instructions and exercises that sequentially develop citizenship, academic, and professional skills while providing students with knowledge...


    Adventures with Old Vines

    by Richard L. Chilton Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 01, 2017)

    Adventures with Old Vines offers an engaging and knowledgeable guide to demystify wine for novice enthusiasts. Richard Chilton provides detailed information about buying and storing wine, how to read a wine...


    Historical Dictionary of Yemen

    by Charles Schmitz & Robert D. Burrowes Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 25, 2017)

    Yemen has experienced wrenching changes that have transformed the country in yet unknown ways. The country exploded in a popular revolution against the long-time rule of Ali Abdallah Saleh. While the country...


    Historical Dictionary of The Salvation Army

    by John G. Merritt & Allen Satterlee Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 06, 2017)

    The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. The Army’s doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasize...


    Historical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalism

    by Mathieu Guidère Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2017)

    After the rise of the Islamic State in the Middle East and the new geopolitical landscape in this region, it is essential for the modern reader to understand the history that has allowed for and influenced these...


    Historical Dictionary of Peru

    by Peter F. Klarén Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 15, 2017)

    With 10,000 years of history, Peru, with its formidable Inca and pre-Inca civilizations and its rich colonial and post-colonial past, formed the very foundations of multi-ethnic South American history and society....


    Western Europe 2017-2018

    by Wayne C. Thompson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 31, 2017)

    The World Today Series: Western Europe is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Western Europe, past and present. It is organized by individual chapters for each country expertly covering...


    Russia and Eurasia 2017-2018

    by Brent Hierman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 31, 2017)

    Published and updated annually, Russia and Eurasia deals with the twelve independent republics that became members of the Commonwealth of Independent States following the collapse of the Soviet Union in December...


    The USA and The World 2017-2018

    by David M. Keithly Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 25, 2017)

    Instant interpretive history is a difficult and demanding task, and certainly more of an art than some would suggest. USA and the World describes not only what happened, but puts events in the context of the...


    The Middle East and South Asia 2017-2018

    by Seth Cantey Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 25, 2017)

    This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia. Understanding...


    Latin America 2017-2018

    by Blair Turner Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 25, 2017)

    A comprehensive, timely, and entertaining account of the political, cultural, and economic dynamics of more than thirty discrete countries of the Western Hemisphere, this book is updated each year, providing...


    Historical Dictionary of Mongolia

    by Alan J. K. Sanders Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 25, 2017)

    This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Mongolia contains t a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,200 cross-referenced entries on...


    Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation

    by Mark A. Lamport, Martin E. Marty & Bruce Gordon Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 10, 2017)

    The Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation is a comprehensive global study of the life and work of Martin Luther and the movements that followed him—in history and through today. Organized by a...


    Encyclopedia of Political Assassinations

    by Nigel West Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 07, 2017)

    The Encyclopedia of Political Assassinations contains a chronology, an introduction, and appendixes. The encyclopedia section has more than 700 cross-referenced entries on assassinations, intelligence agencies,...